Successfully solving your obesity and all of the health issues and risks it brings isn’t impossible. In fact, with innovative, safe and effective laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding from the Tristate New York Bariatric Group, you’ll quickly see astonishing results, and you’ll be able to maintain that progress for a lifetime. Learn more about the adjustable gastric band, how it works and what its benefits are, and much more right here to help you get started in the right direction.
New Jersey Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
What is Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding?
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding works via the placement of an adjustable band over the top of your stomach. There’s only a narrow portion which connects your upper stomach pouch, now only 30 mls in size, to the rest of your stomach, restricting the passage of food. Simply put, you won’t be able to eat as much, and you’ll be able to lose a great amount of weight in a short amount of time.
The band itself is connected via tubing to an access port. This can be used at any point after your surgery to control the amount of fluid in the band, which will either tighten or loosen it.
Enhancing the effectiveness of the adjustable gastric band is the Endoflip technique, an innovative development. The Tristate New York Bariatric Group is proud of being one of the first and only clinics to provide it.
Benefits of the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
The benefits of undergoing this procedure include, first and foremost, the loss of a great deal of excess weight. Just how much will you lose? Results vary from patient to patient, but typical figures include up to 50 or 60% of your excess weight within two years. One study followed 200,000 patients for a period of 15 years, and found that even after all of that time, the average maintained weight loss was 60 pounds.
You’ll look and feel better, reduce your risk of many serious health conditions, and even extend your life. Research shows that middle-aged obese adults will die at average 7 years earlier than their healthy-weight counterparts, with a 20% increased risk of death from all causes.
When you compare gastric banding to other types of bariatric surgery, it’s important to note another benefit — this is an adjustable and removable procedure with no permanent changes made to your body.
What to Expect During & After your Procedure
Your procedure will begin with you undergoing general anesthesia. Minimal keyhole incisions are utilized to insert the laparoscope and the surgical tools. The band is placed around your stomach, and the tubing and access port are all connected and placed as well. The tools are removed and your wound is closed, and the procedure can generally be completed in under one hour.
After your procedure, most patients can be released that day rather than spending any nights in the hospital. Thanks to your laparoscopic surgery, recovery time will be relatively quick, with reduced pain and restriction. We usually recommend a week off of work, and the resumption of light activities within several days.
We’ll provide you with more detailed care instructions when you’re discharged.
New York Bariatric Group of New Jersey - Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery
What is the cost of Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery in New Jersey?
We offer several different financing plans for individuals who are not covered by their insurance companies, or are currently uninsured. However, most insurers today do provide coverage for health-necessary bariatric surgery. We’ll walk you through the process of approval to help make it as hopefully easy and hassle-free as possible.
I am ready to change my life, what’s next?
You can end your struggle with obesity, and begin a fresh, exciting new chapter of your life with our help. Let the Tristate New York Bariatric Group help you take charge and transform your life. Call our office at 800.633.8446 and we’ll provide you with any further information and schedule your initial appointment with our expert team.
What Risks are there to this Procedure?
All surgical procedures, and all procedures which involve general anesthesia, bring with them certain inherent risks, and the same can be said for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Additional risks of this specific procedure could include band or port infection, band erosion or slipping, pouch dilation, food bolus obstruction, and a necessary revisional or corrective procedure.
Is there a special diet after the Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery?
When you choose the Tristate New York Bariatric Group for your adjustable gastric banding surgery in New Jersey, you’ll benefit from all of the hands-on assistance and instruction we provide. This includes detailed guidelines for your post-surgery diet, as well as how to manage your long-term dietary and lifestyle changes. This is of particular importance for adjustable gastric banding, which requires its patients to follow their recommended dietary guidelines, food types and portion sizes to continue their progress and maintain their results.
You’ll also benefit from our support groups, mentor programs, and ongoing follow-up appointments. Plus, you can shop online from our very own store, providing you with doctor-approved foods which you can be confident with, and which have been carefully tailor-made for your unique nutritional needs.